Visitors check out booths at the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair during a past Sequim Irrigation Festival.

Visitors check out booths at the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair during a past Sequim Irrigation Festival.

Festival art, crafts fair focuses on ‘Reuse, Recycle and Repurpose’

SEQUIM — The Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair will offer vendors, demonstrations, a kids’ parade and entertainment during the first weekend of the Sequim Irrigation Festival.

The fair on Cedar Street at the Sequim Civic Plaza will begin with the First Friday Art Walk Patron Preview from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and continue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

“Reuse, Recycle and Repurpose” is the theme underlying much of the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair.

Demonstrations on the theme are planned Saturday and Sunday, as well as an Innovative Reuse Showcase and Contest.

Entries into the contest — do-it-yourself reuse, recycle and repurpose creations — are to be delivered to the fair between noon and 8 p.m. today. Contest winners, selected by people’s choice, will be announced at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

The contest has four categories: wearable, functional, decorative and a children’s category for those 15 and younger.

An online registration form, which is not required, and more information are at

Inquiries can be made to 360-461-3950 or JustAsk

The kids’ parade is for children 12 and younger in costume.

Prizes will be awarded for best storybook character, best pet entry and best historical theme, and there will be an overall grand prize.

Staging will begin at 9 a.m. at the Washington Federal parking lot at the corner of Washington and Second streets.

The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 10 a.m.

Local vendors, as well as those from around the region, will offer arts, crafts and food.

In addition to the arts and crafts vendors, food will be available from multiple vendors such as: Athena’s Gyros, Aloha Smoothies, Maggie May’s Espresso & Outfitter, Sequim Valley Products and Thrive Vegan Café.

Artists will include 3D Wood Maps, Cherokee Beach Creations, Creative Arts, Creative Iron Works LLC, DJ’s Pens, Enanimals, Fresh Hats, From Flat Tire to Evening Attire, Heart to Heart — Designs by Suzi, Howard’s Creations, hue are you?, Lil’ Log Cabin Creations, Mickey’s Unique Designs, Moments in Time and Design Inc., New Dungeness Nursery, Paperwings Studio, Peninsula College, Phoenixx Fibers, Sandy Tweed, Sassy Glass, Sharray Originals, She Who Sews, The Bag Ladies of Sequim WA, The Best Soap Co., The Jake Hose Co., Transister Sister, Uniquely Designed Jewelry, Vicki Wickell Watercolors and Wildflower Botanical.

Area nonprofits will have booths at the fair. They include the New Dungeness Light Station Association, Save the Olympic Peninsula, Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics, Washington Veterans Home, WDVA and Welfare for Animals Guild (WAG).

Main stage entertainment schedule


• 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. — Peninsula College Vocal Jazz Ensemble.


• 9:30 a.m. — Kids Parade, awards.

• 9:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. — Performance from operetta, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.”

• 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. — Bread and Gravy.

• 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. — Olympic Mountain Cloggers.

• Noon to 12:50 p.m. — Dennis Blair.

• 1 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. — Soul Machine.

• 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. — Locos Only.


• 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. — Jim Basnight Solo.

• 11 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. — The Olympic Express.

• 1 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. — Just in Tyme.

• 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. — Sequim High School Jazz Ensemble.


• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday — Royce Rotmark, “Driftwood Sculpturing: Beginning to End.”

• 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday — Sequim Rocks; paint, hide and discover original painted rocks.

• Noon to 2 p.m. Sunday — Craig Robinson with Habitat for Humanity.

• 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday — Around Again repurposed lights and mattress coil projects.

Kids Creativity Activity on Sunday:

• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Color the 2017 Irrigation Festival logo on a postcard.

• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Peninsula Scribes members are on hand to calligraphically write an address you provide on a kid-colored envelope.

• 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. — Air Affaire, Sequim Valley FlyIn and EAA crews will teach about flying. Children can make paper airplanes, balsa wood gliders and fly its course.

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